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Samson Agonistes, Lines 521-1075 Summary

Samson hopes God will forgive him, but he has no desire for a long life. He thinks his great exploits swelled him with pride, which was why he succumbed to Dalila's charms, allowing her to shear him like a sheep as he slept, taking his strength. The Chorus notes that Samson never drank wine, and he acknowledges that he only drank from brooks, but such temperance was of no use to him, now that he has become good for nothing. Manoa argues that Samson should not wish to stay in prison, where he will be made to work for the enemy, especially because God might bring his sight back. He asks why God has let Samson's strength return, if not for him to do something significant with it. Samson believes his sight will never return, and he will die soon, because...

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